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I do not really get a lot of sleep.

Most nights, I am lucky if I get six hours. So, imagine the cob webs I have this morning after being awoken this morning at about 4:30am (two hours after I feel asleep) to 75 mph winds and hail ripping through. Honestly, I thought my roof was a goner (actually only lost a few shingles). But this isn’t a sympathy post for me; it is another reminder of why VoIP is still not a pure-play solution for residential users.

You see with these winds and hail (yes, just yesterday it was sunny and 65 degrees out…go figure), knocked the power out for over 45,000, myself included in the area.

No power. No internet. No internet, no VoIP.

Lucky for me, I have a land line and a cellphone, but it is mornings like this that remind me that for residential users and businesses alike, VoIP is still not a reliable stand-alone solution.

Garrett Smith

Garrett Smith is an author, consultant, and marketer with almost 20 years of experience selling and marketing VoIP solutions. Garrett has helped thousands of businesses select the right VoIP system over his career, in addition to helping hundreds of vendors, and dozens of service providers with their go to market strategies. This experience gives him a unique position in industry that allows him to cut through all the noise. Garrett has been named one of the most influential people in the VoIP, and has written over 3,000 articles about VoIP since 2004.

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